Hi, I'm Mercedesd1965! My grandson has ASD + his behaviour has changed, can anyone help? — Scope | Disability forum
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Hi, I'm Mercedesd1965! My grandson has ASD + his behaviour has changed, can anyone help?

Mercedesd1965 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2021 in Autism and neurodiversity
Hi I am new here. My grandson is five years old and is on the spectrum high functioning but nonverbal. Over the last 2 to 3 weeks he has absolutely refused to put shoes on and leave his apartment to go outside. Previously he loves being outdoors love being in the car would frequently come to my house go to the park etc. There seems to be no trigger as to why this is happening. Can anyone offer any advice as to how I and my son and daughter-in-law can help my grandson through this? Thank you so much. 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I understand your concern about the change in your grandson behaviour will be hard to manage 

    You should speak to the professional involved in his care like gp or consultant or social worker

    We have sections for parents and carers and parents of disabled children 

    You might find something there 

    Good luck hope you find some info 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Mercedesd1965 and a warm welcome to our community.  Thanks for joining us :)

    Hmm, that does sound a little confusing and I can appreciate you looking for advice to help your grandson.  Does he have any GP or care teams involved with managing his ASD?  If so, I wonder if your son or daughter in law could ask their advice?

    The organisation Ambitious about Autism has this advice about behaviours that challenge and you might find the National Autistic Society's resources around behaviour useful too.   

    I've moved your thread to our Autism and Aspergers category and amended the title to help others spot your thread and offer their thoughts/experiences.  Feel free to have a browse through this category and reach out to any other members who may be able to help.  

    I'm sorry I couldn't be much more help in this instance, but I do hope your grandson is okay and his behaviour can be understood better soon.  Take care.
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